It’s that time of year again…
A balmy summer is coming to an end, the party conference season is just beginning, and the New Statesman is teaming up with dozens of partners and sponsors to deliver a huge range of fringe events attracting some of the biggest names in parliament, politics and business. Last year we hosted over 35 events across three conferences, bringing together policymakers and thought leaders for hours of enlightening and intelligent discussion and debate. Hosting MPs and peers from all sides of the House, we've organised panels of experts, Q&As and drinks receptions that are at the cutting edge of the conference calendar.
After yet another year of upsets and volatility in the UK political scene, this year's conferences are set to be as exciting and unpredictable as any, and the New Statesman will be at the forefront, bringing together politicians and high-profile figures in local government, charities, NGOs and industry, to discuss the most pressing policy issues and political controversies of the day.
No wonder the job doesn’t appeal to Davidson; she’s far too normal.
In the face of the NEC's bureaucratic elitism - and the nightmare legacy of Stalinism - the democratic and humanist left needs to be more assertive.
Is a hit and run accompanied by hateful speech a hate crime or something more?
The denial to me of Commons security clearance and a raft of hostile stories suggests the intelligence services may be working to block the election of a Labour government.
Faced with the threat of Labour, the Tories have abandoned the ideological ambition of remorselessly shrinking the state.
Our only response as a party must be to listen to the anger, understand it, act on it, and fix the problem we’ve created.
The “Corbyn project” could continue without Corbyn as leader but it is harder to imagine it succeeding without the shadow chancellor.
James Tooley argues that by renting low-cost buildings and cutting out “frills”, private education can be brought within the means of many more families.
New term “orthosomnia” describes the insomnia brought on by paying too much attention to sleep-tracking apps.
The Tories’ refusal to condemn Viktor Orbán’s authoritarian and anti-Semitic government leaves them in no position to lecture Labour.